Information for Families

Brandeis Parents & Families

If you are looking for general Brandeis information directed toward family members, visit the Parents and Families website.

Brandeis families are invited to follow the Brandeis University Families Facebook page to receive campus news and announcements, and stay connected with Brandeis and fellow families.


Download the free mobile app from Guidebook for the most up-to-date information about DEIS Week (Orientation). You can also sort through the schedule by using different “tracks”: for first- year students, transfer students, commuter students, or parents and families.

Two ways to get the DEIS Week schedule on your phone:

  1. Go to, click on "Find Guide" and type in "DEIS Week"
  2. Go to the app store on your phone, search for "Guidebook" and download. Open the app and search for "DEIS Week."

August Orientation 2022

Move-In Day for International Students: August 18, 2022
Move-In Day for Domestic Students: August 21, 2022
Orientation Begins: August 21, 2022

January Orientation 2023

Move-In Day for All Students: TBA
Orientation Begins: TBA

While in the Area

Our hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts is an exciting city full of shops, restaurants and necessities. Vist the Wander into Waltham site for current information.

Learn more about visiting Brandeis

Hotel Accommodations

If you are visiting Brandeis from out of town, there are many off-campus lodging options available.